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Tallest Scrabble Tile Tower Built In One Minute

United States Ergelgru Mattson

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States / June 18, 2009

Ergelgru Mattson stacked 45 Scrabble tiles on top of each other in one minute, a new world record. His achievement beat the previous record by 22 tiles.

Mattson set the record on June 18, 2009 in Princeton, New Jersey. Daniel Mattson was present as a witness.

- may only use one hand to touch tiles
- tiles must begin in a scattered pile
- must observe RecordSetter balancing criteria
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  • response to previous attempt United States Keven Intravaia

    Keven Intravaia

    Hes using his other hand to hold it once the tower is out of the shot

  • response to previous attempt United States Keven Intravaia

    Keven Intravaia

    why is this even up ? he used two hands

  • response to previous attempt eva-1 su

    eva-1 su

    :)

  • response to previous attempt eva-1 su

    eva-1 su

    sweet video

  • response to previous attempt United States eva su

    eva su

    ?

  • response to previous attempt United States Kong Lingcheng

    Kong Lingcheng

    aaasd

  • response to previous attempt Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Such a sweet video and record. Cooper, what's the soundtrack?

  • response to previous attempt

    HE USED 2 HANDS FROM 55-59 SECONDS....DISQUALIFY!!!!

  • response to this attempt Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    That's incorrect. We have no rules re: family members being witnesses.

  • response to this attempt

    I thought the witness couldn't be family

  • response to this attempt

    Astounding - good work

  • response to previous attempt

    All I know is that this record holder is hot!

  • response to previous attempt

    We've taken this discussion to heart and revised the record to 23 tiles. If anyone wants to try and beat the record, take note: if you place your first tile down before the clock begins, it will not be counted. In terms of the last tile, we timed the record at URDB HQ. The last one was placed before the clock expired. We encourage anyone to time or count this record (or others) if they have concerns about accuracy, and let us know if concerns arise. We're building this site together, folks!

  • response to previous attempt

    But Eli -- you didn't tell us what they SAID!

  • response to previous attempt

    I can't disagree with Rob's point. Additionally, I believe the final tile was probably played after the time limit had expired. So maybe 22 is the fair count. It's still a world record!

  • response to previous attempt

    I think Rob is right here. One could say that every individual tile is a tower of one before any building begins - thus the tower building must start at two. However, there is a defined tower building space that he moves one tile to before building the tower. This space should be considered the foundation, and the timer should start when the first tile hits that space.

  • response to previous attempt United States Rob Birdsong

    Rob Birdsong

    24 might be a bit of a stretch. Notice how Mr. Rollman already placed a single tile down before the timer began. 23 seems like the proper count.

  • response to previous attempt Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    That's my bro! Rollman family represent! You can't touch us!

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